Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop

Pop

All the Latest Pop Music in the Mainstream Music World!

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl speaks up about Spotify

Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl Talks Taylor Swift and Spotify

With the backlash against Taylor Swift yanking her music off digital streaming service Spotify, claiming that you “don’t make money from it.” There have been many people who have spoken out on the issue. Foo Fighters lead man Dave Grohl is now among them.

Diplo and Skrillex To Collaborate With Justin Bieber?

justin bieber

According to LA Based DJ SKEE, during his weekend roundup, he reported that several DJs had the opportunity to listen to a new collaboration. Diplo and Skrillex collaborating doesn’t sound that strange to many people, but what had a lot of people taken by surprise was the third alleged artist was none other than pop heartthrob Justin Bieber.

Spot The Difference Between Cumming Or Drumming?

Cumming Or Drumming
Cumming Or Drumming Game

So it seems as though someone had a little too much time on their hands to come up with this new game. If you can’t tell what this is going to be by now with a title is called “Cumming Or Drumming” then don’t worry, I wasn’t expecting this either. It’s your job, the avid music listener, to see if you can tell the difference between the faces of a drummer or of a person being ram-bonered from your boy Ron Jeremy (or a similar star). There are two versions to the madness, The Triple X Version and the Safe Version. Although titled “Safe”, it is most likely not the best idea to play this at work. If you do find the desire, make sure to turn off the natural Bow-Chicka-Bow Bow Music and have some TPS reports in the background.  You know the usual drill, incase your boss comes around the corner to find 2 DD’s and drum stick on your computer. And if you’re any good at this, then you’ll know when the PUMP IS CUMMING ARNOLD or if it’s the face of just a drummer! (Don’t Get the reference watch the video below). Click here to play!

Lorde – Flicker (Kanye West Rework) + Stream

Lorde and Kanye
Lorde - Flicker (Kanye West Rework)

Looks like Kanye West took a liking to Lorde’s song “Yellow Flicker Beat” from the score ofHunger Games: Mockingjay.  When we heard Mr. West had released a remix of the New Zealand super vocalist we were expecting something incredible.  What we found was the complete opposite. The track itself displays Kanye West’s typical production skills, but where is West spitting a verse or two over the track?  Wake up Mr. West! We know the two artists have longed to work with each other over the years. There have been countless rumors of the two possibly collaborating (and finally we get something out of them).  The two ran into each other in London for their performance on Later with Joos Holland where Kanye expressed interest in Lorde’s lyricis mentioning,

he liked the messages [in my songs], which was cool,” the New Zealand native says. “I was saying to myself, ‘Keep cool. This is normal.

In an interview with Rolling Stones, Lorde discussed her inner fangirl of Kanye.  She’s even gone as far as to cover multiple songs from Kanye’s discography. Most recently during her performance at Lollapalooza (Brazil) Lorde took her hand at covering “Hold My Liquor from the Yeezus Album. Check it out below!

Lorde – Hold my Liquor (Kanye West cover)

Pharrell Williams It Girl Music Video, Gust of Wind, and More!

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams It Girl Music Video, Gust of Wind Teaser, and More!

It took months before I heard Pharrell Williams’ Happy which is very strange since the hit-song has been number one in god knows how many countries and it has been spinning on radio stations twenty-four-seven since it came out in late 2013. Pharrell Williams released the album G I R L in March 2014, almost a year after Get Lucky was released. The massive success that Get Lucky gave Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk, allowed Williams to work on the album for almost a year.

Pharrell has been known to stay on the lower side of the pop world, but there is without a doubt that G I R L perpetuated his official career as a Pop Artist.  If you take a look at everything he’s done, N.E.R.D, the countless #1 productions with his partner Chad Huge, and even stepping into the realm of film scores you can say he’s a busy man.  However, there is one thing that Pharell did have time for and that was to create one of his best projects yet.  One thing that is certain is he will forever labeled as an innovator of music and this can be seen with a play through of G I R L. The man has continued to take risks behind ever single he’s produced or written, with the belief that his direction in music is the right direction. Take a look at how his music video “It Girl” was produced and directed.  Compared to the rest of the music industry he’s taken a giant leap of separation and creativity that others dare not take.  He’s sought refuge with one of Japan’s most famous artists Takashi Murakami (The Man Behind the Kanye West album Covers) & Mr. Fantasista Utamaro who is a leading Japanese animations designer.  As you can see the Virginia Beach Native has been influenced and driven by one of the most innovative countries and people in the world, but to his own extent.

What does this say about Mr. Williams? Well how about the fact that he’s not bound to a specific style, label, or formula. The man in the pop world who continues to risk it all, be different, and succeed at everything he touches.  Is this to say he’s the golden child of music? Maybe or maybe not, but we sure think he is. Take a look at the countless artists he’s worked with, from music to fashion. Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Kelis, Big Boi, Clipse, Miley Cyrus, and the list goes on and on. Basically if you’re label is failing and you need a #1 hit, you know who to go to.

Pharrell Williams New Music
Pharrell Williams

It’s a big step to go from a debut album on which every track except one is rated “explicit” to make the lead song to a children’s film, but Pharrell Williams did it. He continued what Daft Punk did on Random Access Memories by combining retro funk and soul with modern electronic sounds. And I really like that. Instead of making G I R L totally with sampling and electronic beats they mix in real drums, guitars and brass sections. This makes G I R L really exiting. Songs like the Jackson 5-esque Brand New which features Justin Timberlake is what makes this record come alive. Through combining the retro sound with Pharrell Williams’ hip-hop background G I R L gives us a very cool new sound. But it seems like Williams doesn’t want to make it sound too nice. With lyrics like “I’ve never smoke something like this before” in Hunter he intends to make G I R L more badass. But overall the record is pretty harmless and with a hit single about “clapping along if you feel like happiness is the truth” even your grandmother can’t help but liking it.

Gust Of Wind Music Video